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1. Lincoln Culinary Institute (LCI), Hartford
Courses / Programs
Lincoln Culinary Institute (LCI), based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a Culinary Arts School that offers a career training Culinary Arts Diploma Program designed to lead students to a successful career in the hospitality sector. Receive hands-on culinary training in French, Asian, Mediterranean, Latin and American cooking, along with professional baking and pastry techniques.

Turn cooking into a career as you receive the foundation for culinary training from caring and highly qualified chefs. Their engaging personalities put the spotlight on students, helping them to succeed and master a variety of culinary techniques.

The Lincoln Culinary Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). The American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFF) accredits the Advanced Culinary Arts Program (ACAP).
Culinary Arts Diploma Program:

Courses / Features include:
- Introduction to Culinary Arts
- Culinary Foundations
- Advanced Skills–Seafood & Poultry
- Advanced Skills–Meats
- Baking and Pastry Techniques
- The Art of Garde Manger
- Global Cuisine and Culture
- Food and Beverage Management
- Foodservice Operations...
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LiloVeve Jewelry School, New York
Courses / Programs
Located in the heart of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NYC, LiloVeve Jewelry School offers fun, informative classes and workshops in the art of handcrafting jewelry. Classes include full 6-week programs, or short 2-day workshops.

Founded by a jewelry artist, the school is a professional environment for the exploration of jewelry fabrication and design.

Fields of study range from basic silversmithing and wax carving to high karat gold alloying and stone setting.

Our weekend workshops highlight specialty techniques such as filigree, enameling, granulation, chain making, and more.

Our focus is to provide an artistic and creative classroom in which to learn and explore the art of jewelry making. Small class sizes and personal attention are a hallmark.

We offer hourly rate benchtime for practice, completion of work / jewelers in need of equipment and space, students wanting to explore their own ideas in a supportive environment.
Specialized 6-week Jewelry Classes:
- Introduction to Silversmithing
- Gold Alloying (Goldsmithing)
- Introduction to Wax Carving
- Wax Carving II: Stonesetting
- Wax Carving II: Bracelet Design
- Silver II: Design & Technique

2-Day Jewelry Workshops:
- Steel
- Mold Making
- Bezel Setting
- Prong Setting
- Flush Setting
- Tube Setting
- Jewelry Production
- Business for Designers
Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities
Courses / Programs
Located in Stamford CT (just one hour north of NYC), The Mayapple Center provides 5-day summer programs in the fields of creative writing, music, visual arts, humanities, and theatre. Taught by experienced faculty who are leading specialists in their respective fields, our summer arts programs are open to adults with two years of college experience.

In addition, we offer cultural literacy weekend programs for youth, 30-day artist residencies, humanities forums, humanitarian retreats, and study abroad programs.

Mayapple creates space to cultivate imagination through artistic and intellectual cross-pollination in a distinctly 21st century climate. We create an atmosphere where artists and scholars of exceptional stature come to teach and collaborate with small groups of dedicated, like-minded participants. Our diverse programs are offered in a retreat environment where the distractions of quotidian life are suspended, freeing participants and faculty to pursue artistic and intellectual passions.

The Center is located on a 10 acre campus whose serene lake and peaceful landscape of trees and gardens serve to inspire its residents. Activities such as swimming, tennis, canoeing, yoga and meditation promote a strong sense of community among residents, with an emphasis on mindfulness.

The center’s holistic approach is demonstrated by our dedication to sustainability. Meals are partially prepared from organic produce from Mayapple gardens, and we serve locally-sourced food at every meal.
- 5-day summer programs for adults in the fields of creative writing, visual arts, music, humanities, & theater

- Weekend programs for primary & college students aimed to increase cultural literacy

- 30 day residencies for artists & scholars

- Humanities forums that discuss the state of the arts & humanities and propose creative solutions to 21st century issues

- Study abroad programs to promote study of the arts & humanities

- Humanitarian retreats for individuals that focus on therapy; these retreats are staffed by volunteers & are tuition-free
CHICSTUDIOS NYC (Lower Manhattan)
Courses / Programs
CHICSTUDIOS, NYSED-certified leading makeup artistry school, opened its doors in New York City in 2012 to provide aspiring and established artists a well-rounded education with techniques and skills needed to succeed in the beauty industry.

The school boasts an array of highly qualified instructors, several intense and comprehensive curriculums and offers lasting relationships with the ‘CHICPRO Community’ offering gigs, hiring fairs, job opportunities, and much more!
84 in-class hours, with out-of-class hours totaling 100 hours.
~Professional Makeup Kit & Brush Set
~1 Add-­On program of choice
~Professional Photo Shoot
~Access to the CHICPRO Community
..and more!

116 in-class hours, with some out-of-class hours, totaling 132 hours.
~All aspects of the 4-week Pro Course
~Basic Hair Styling
~Airbrush Makeup & Sunless Tanning Workshop
~TEMPTU Airbrush Kit
~Professional Makeup Kit & Brush Set
~1 Add-­On program of choose
~Professional Photo Shoot
..and more!
Ashcan Studio of Art, New York City
Courses / Programs
Ashcan Art Studio is a creative space for future professional artists, designers, illustrators, sculptors and those applying for art schools. With two locations in New York City (in Manhattan and Queens), Ashcan specializes in college portfolio preparation. Our main objective is to assist you, whether you are a high school student or a transfer student, gain entrance into the university art program or the private art school of your choice. We offer individualized classes for students to develop their visual arts portfolio to the highest standards.

At the Ashcan Studio, we have programs designed to complete 15-20 works of art for your portfolio, in 3 months to a year. We provide programs in the fields of art and design, visual arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, figure drawing, fashion design, multi-media, interior design, architecture and more.

We conveniently offer day and evening classes, six days a week, all year long. Classes are located at 45 East 34th Street, 4th Floor, NY 10016 and 252-20 Northern Blvd. Suite 209, Little Neck (Queens), NY 11362. We are a portfolio preparation studio with 100% acceptance rate to schools like Parsons, SVA, FIT, Cooper Union, RISD and many more.
Basic to Advanced Level Portfolio Preparation Programs:

Course fields include:
- Art and Design
- Visual Arts
- Fashion Design
- Multi-media
- Painting / Drawing / Sculpture
- Figure Drawing
- Interior Design
- Architecture, and more.

Further Courses available:
- Summer / Winter break program for high school and college students
- Condensed Period Portfolio Preparation (12 - 24 weeks)
New York Acting School for Film and Television
Courses / Programs
NY Acting School for Film and Television offers year round classes in Acting for movies, commercials, TV Shows. The school is conveniently located on the West Side of Manhattan, in New York City. All levels and ages are welcome, beginners, intermediate, advanced and professional actors study with us. Learn basic technique, monologs, scene study, improvs, audition technique, career advice. All classes are on Camera.

Acting classes are small and you will be on camera in every session. Work on your acting craft in a professional but intimate setting. Sessions run year round. Showcase your work for agents and casting directors! Students are invited to participate in screening of their monologues and scenes on the big screen. Showcases take place in New York three times a year. Agents, Managers and Casting Directors are invited.
A range of acting classes:
* Acting Class for Film
* Star in a Movie
* Acting in Commercials - Reading and interpreting boards, character portrayal, how to dress, blocking and hitting marks, use of props, handling the product, mime and pantomime, the business of commercials, pleasing casting directors
* Learn the techniques for auditioning, monologues, scene study, cold readings, improvisations
* We also offer film and TV acting classes for kids